Christmas is nearly upon us, and I’ve been making my dolls some seasonal sweaters …
I got this little broken-necked Skipper as part of a job lot several years ago, and recently I managed to get round to giving her a new hairstyle, a new body (Simba Supermodel) and a new name (Clara). As you might know, I don’t usually name my dolls – I don’t know why, in the past it’s never appealed to me. Imagine my surprise when I found myself thinking one day, “hey! I have too many Skippers now, I should call them different names!” While I was busy trying to unthink this thought, this doll and her name both popped into my head. “Clara” is actually pretty close to my real name, so I thought, “right, if I must do this, I’m not going to call her that, it sounds a bit like crazy egotism”, so I googled a random name generator, figuring I’d pick something that way instead. The first name that came up was “Antoinette”, which I thought was a little too grand (although on reflection “Antonia” or “Toni” might have been OK). The second name to come up was “Leigh” and as I have fifty-ish Leas already, I gave that one a miss too. Third name was – well, guess. So Clara it is – the Great Collecting Fairy has spoken.
I made Clara’s sweater and skirt from a single baby sock, so technically I could do another the same, but I struggle with repeats. I’ll probably just leave it at this one.
I also made some sweaters for my grown-up dolls:
(In case you don’t recognise them, left to right my models are Cali Girl Lea, Speed Racer Trixie and SIS Chandra). I made these from a pair of gloves, using a similar method to the one I used to make this sweater.
Lastly, here is a sweater that I didn’t make:
I really love this late Fashion Fever sweater, and I seem to use it in photos every year. This year, it’s gone to the beautiful Disney Store Classic Snow White. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to buy more from this line, although I think that Snow White will always be my favourite.
Merry kind-of, almost Christmas, everyone 🙂